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Public Act 096-0165




Public Act 096-0165
HB0483 Enrolled LRB096 07878 RLJ 17981 b

    AN ACT concerning local government.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act
is amended by changing Section 11.5 as follows:
    (70 ILCS 2605/11.5)  (from Ch. 42, par. 331.5)
    Sec. 11.5. In the event of an emergency affecting the
public health or safety, so declared by action of the board of
trustees, which declaration shall describe the nature of the
injurious effect upon the public health or safety, contracts
may be let to the extent necessary to resolve such emergency
without public advertisement. The declaration shall fix the
date upon which such emergency shall terminate. The date may be
extended or abridged by the board of trustees as in its
judgment the circumstances require.
    The executive director appointed in accordance with
Section 4 of this Act shall authorize in writing and certify to
the director of procurement and materials management those
officials or employees of the several departments of the
sanitary district who may purchase in the open market without
filing a requisition or estimate therefor, and without
advertisement, any supplies, materials, equipment or services,
for immediate delivery to meet bona fide operating emergencies
where the amount thereof is not in excess of $50,000 $25,000;
provided, that the director of procurement and materials
management shall be notified of such emergency. A full written
account of any such emergency together with a requisition for
the materials, supplies, equipment or services required
therefor shall be submitted immediately by the requisitioning
agent to the executive director and such report and requisition
shall be submitted to the director of procurement and materials
management and shall be open to public inspection for a period
of at least one year subsequent to the date of such emergency
purchase. The exercise of authority in respect to purchases for
such bona fide operating emergencies shall not be dependent
upon a declaration of emergency by the board of trustees under
the first paragraph of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-923, eff. 1-1-09.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 8/10/2009